MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2.
PROGRAM # 7055 12:00 PM PT
REMEMBERING SINGER RAFAEL MANRÍQUEZ. This Labor holiday special is a tribute to Rafael Manríquez Silva, one of the leading exponents of Chilean folk music and nueva canción in the United States who recently passed away. Originally from Santiago, this songwriter and music journalist relocated to Berkeley, California in 1977, after the coup d’état that overthrew President Salvador Allende. With remarkable skill on string instruments – from the guitar to the charango – Manríquez sang about the struggles and hopes of working-class people throughout this continent, and performed all over Europe and the Americas.
Guests: Dan Sheehy, Director and Curator, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Falls Church, VA, http://www.folkways.si.edu, Fernando Torres, Co-founder, La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley, CA, http://lapena.org, Carlos Barón, Professor of Theater Arts, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, http://theatre.sfsu.edu
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3.
PROGRAM # 7056 12:00 PM PT
VOTER SUPPRESSION, VOTER PROTECTION. After the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act in June, Texas and other states across the South moved ahead with laws that opponents say will make it harder for minorities to vote. The U.S. Department of Justice recently sued Texas over its new law requiring voters to show photo identification. Meanwhile, California is approving new rights and protections for voters in the state.
Guests: Lydia Camarillo, Vice President, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, San Antonio, TX, www.svrep.org; Max Sevillia, Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs, NALEO Educational Fund, Washington, DC, http://www.naleo.org.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4.
PROGRAM # 7057 12:00 PM PT
YOUTH PUSH FOR TRAYVON’s LAW. A youth alliance in Florida is pushing for changes to the state’s self-defense laws that they say enabled the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012, and recently, the acquittal of the man that shot him, George Zimmerman. “Trayvon’s law” is a bill that aims to repeal stand-your-ground laws and end racial profiling of youth of color. In addition, this program will take a look at proposals in the California legislature that would make California the toughest state on gun control.
Guests: Gabriel Pendas, Organizer, Dream Defenders, Miami, FL, http://dreamdefenders.org; Claudia A. López, Spokesperson, Office of California State Senator Leland Yee, San Mateo, CA, http://sd08.senate.ca.gov.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5.
PROGRAM # 7058 12:00 PM PT
LATINA TECHNOLOGY TRAILBLAZER. Laura Gómez stellar social media career includes important posts in some of the most cutting-edge technology companies of our time, including YouTube (Google) and Twitter. Originally from Guanajuato, Mexico, Laura crossed the border at age 10 while hiding in the compartment of a van. After joining her family in Redwood City, California, she excelled in school and is now opening new doors for Latinos in the technology industry. Gomez shares tips for Latinos on how to join the digital revolution. This program is part of a special series on breaking the digital divide.
Guests: Laura I. Gómez, Manager, International Localization, Jawbone.com, San Francisco, CA, https://jawbone.com/
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6.
PROGRAM # 7059 12:00 PM PT
MEXICO EDITION. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts the program Voz Pública from Mexico City. The civic journalist brings news and analysis on Mexican developments.